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Help.  I might be getting a 3930k tomorrow.  One of the main things I'm worried about through is the mobo.  The cheapest one I know is the Asrock X79 Extreme from Newegg (roughly $220)


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I think I can swallow that price.  I can't imagine spending 300-400 on a mobo. I just don't think i'd ever use even half of all the features on those more expensive boards.

 

Is the Asrock extreme mobo a viable option?  Are there better options for the price?  Anybody here with experience with this mobo? Thanks in advanced :)

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If I were you I would not skimp on a mobo for a $500 CPU.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by xNovax View Post

If I were you I would not skimp on a mobo for a $500 CPU.

Well the most I'll have is 2 x SLI and a modest OC.of 4.2-4.5ghz

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Here is something you may want to look at. Cheap X79 Mobo | Toms Hardware

Hope it helps.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lacrossewacker View Post

Well the most I'll have is 2 x SLI and a modest OC.of 4.2-4.5ghz

X79 extreme 4 is what you want, Cheap and can easily handle what you want to do

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157289

Extreme 6 is on sale at newegg.
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